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How much does Adjust Parking Brake Cable cost in Fountain Valley?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Fountain Valley. Our mechanics in Fountain Valley are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Fountain Valley.

Adjust Parking Brake Cable pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Montego$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2012 Toyota Camry$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2015 Dodge Journey$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2016 BMW 328i xDrive$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2011 Porsche Cayenne$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50

Adjust Parking Brake Cable Service

What is the parking brake cable all about?

The parking brake (also known as emergency brake) cable is a steel cable that is very thin. It connects the parking brake lever to the parking brake shoes. When you activate the parking brake, the cable pulls on the parking brake shoes, which causes them to clamp onto the brake drum or rotor. If the parking brake cable gets too much slack, the parking brake won’t work, and the cable will need to be adjusted.

Keep in mind:

  • After adjusting the parking brake cable, the parking brake should always be tested.
  • When the parking cable is adjusted it should be inspected to see if it needs to be replaced.

How it's done:

  • Adjust parking brake cable
  • Check the parking brake

Our recommendation:

The brake system is the most important part of your vehicle, but sometimes the parking brake is overlooked. Your parking brake cable should be inspected during all maintenance and servicing. If you ever notice that your vehicle’s parking break isn’t working effectively or at all, then you should schedule an inspection immediately.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to adjust the parking brake cable?

  • Parking brake does not work
  • Parking brake lever is easy to push

How important is this service?

Your parking brake shoes are connected to the parking brake lever by the parking brake cable. When you deploy the parking brake lever, the parking brake cable is pulled taut. This pulls on the parking brake shoes, and causes them to clamp on the rear brake drums or rotors. This clamping causing keeps your wheels from being able to move, and secures your car when it is parked. If the parking brake cable becomes too loose, then the tension created by pulling the parking brake lever isn’t enough to move the parking brake shoes. As a result, when you pull the parking brake lever, the parking brake will not work effectively.


Recent Adjust Parking Brake Cable reviews in Fountain Valley

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Rodney

36 years of experience
544 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
As always! Great work! Nice person

Diego

21 years of experience
564 reviews
Diego
21 years of experience
Did a great job diagnosing the problem and then getting it fixed! Thank you!

Corey

14 years of experience
26 reviews
Corey
14 years of experience
Punctual and got the job done fast

James

6 years of experience
24 reviews
James
6 years of experience
James was great! Really friendly and helpful.

Brian

10 years of experience
22 reviews
Brian
10 years of experience
Brian was thorough in changing your breaks. he will check everything in detail and also understood everything needed to be within specs. i would recommend to anyone to get this guy to service all the Japanese brand cars!!! thanks again buddy!

Robert

48 years of experience
51 reviews
Robert
48 years of experience
Robert was timely, very professional and knowledgeable - having 40+ years experience was evident. He pointed out the issues so that I could see for myself, not just take a shop's word for it. The next time I need service done, I'll request Robert in a heartbeat. Thanks!

Jose

10 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
10 years of experience
yourmechanic gave Jose the wrong parts twice so I had to wait a lot longer than expected to get my rear brakes done. He got to my house quickly and did the brake job in a timely fashion. Ater the job, my handbrake was not working, I brought it to a friend's house to take a look only to discover that the handbrake cable was not connected to the caliper.

Keith

26 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
26 years of experience
Keith did an excellent job replacing the Master Brake Cylinder in my 1993 Chevrolet Pickup. I definitely can tell a big difference when I apply my brakes. My truck stops a lot smoother now, where as before I had to pump the brakes to stop. Keith is very knowledgeable, efficient and thorough. I will continue to call on Keith whenever I have an issue concerning my truck. Thanks Keith! Sincerely, Sheila Lira

Jay

37 years of experience
953 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
He was very provisional

Maxwell

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
18 years of experience
Maxwell was proficient and friendly. Competent and knowledgeable. We will call him again. Thanks Maxwell!

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